Monday, November 10, 2008

Matthew 24:36-51 "No, Really, Are You Ready?"

Read Matthew 24:36-51.

"So you also must be ready because the Son of Man will come at an hour when\ you do not expect him." NIV
This is a very challenging passage. Am I ready at all times for Him to come? Am I living the Christian life every day in everything I do - not just on Sundays or when doing "churchy" things? Is my life so enmeshed in Jesus Christ that my soul is ready to go with Him at any time.

I pray I am. But reading this again is a great reminder. Verse 43 is a great analogy - if a thief is coming, a man would watch for him. He doesn't just go to bed and say, " Oh well, if he comes, he comes." The man is alert, watchful, ready. I want to have that same readiness.

So how do we remain ready? He tells us in verses 45-47. We keep feeding the people as good servants. We continue living out the greatest commandment - every day in everything we do. Loving God and loving others covers all we need to know. If we truly bury ourselves in those concepts, we have accomplished all He asks of us. That is a ready heart. That is a life that is living out the Truth that Jesus called us to.

Further Thoughts:
  1. Take some time to look over the last week. Did you live for God in everything you did? Were there things you shouldn't have done? Were there actions you should have taken? Would you have been ready at any time for Him to come back? If the answer is no, what needs to change?

1 comment:

  1. Hey! Great piece. I've always felt that was one of the toughest things to do: being fully present for people and in this life, while preparing for the next. The times definitely keep eternity on the forefront of my mind these days, though :).

    So... no on the "Dip," though Dusty has goaded Dax with "Dipthong" several times. To which the reply is, "No, that's not a name." :) Any day now :) We'll keep ya posted ;).